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Exploiting Raster Maps for Imagery Analysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-08-C-0005
Agency Tracking Number: F064-004-0143
Amount: $742,856.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-T004
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-10-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-10-10
Small Business Information
DBA, IAVO Research and Scientific, 1010
Durham, NC 27701
United States
DUNS: 059333349
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Brad Grinstead
 Senior Image Scientist
 (919) 433-2410
Business Contact
 Matthew Heric
Title: CEO
Phone: (919) 433-2402
Research Institution
 James Taylor
1471 East Federal Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
United States

 (801) 581-8536
 Nonprofit College or University

The US Air Force seeks innovative technologies to conflate available map data to geospatial imagery. This conflation will allow for supporting imagery analysts as well as automate production in digital terrain database generation facilities. In short, the desired capability should allow the user to generate a conflated, or correlated, data set in an automated fashion. Our proposed solution, ContextMAX offers a grounded and comprehensive approach that utilizes robust image processing and photogrammetric techniques for feature extraction and registration, and visualization techniques for displaying the imagery in its proper geospatial context. ContextMAX includes capabilities to automatically extract features from raster maps, conflate these features as well as additional vector feature data to geospatial imagery, and visualize the conflated dataset using select exploitation tools. We have chosen two exploitation tools being Terrex’s TerraVista software suite and Par Government Solutions Company’s GV 3.0 image exploitation tool. By this, ContextMAX represents an innovative, low-risk solution for improved contextual awareness to the imagery analyst as well as producing modular geospatial data management and extraction techniques useful to a number of remote sensing and geospatial database applications.

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